The Business Calendar runs each Sunday in the Business section. Notices of meetings, seminars and workshops of interest to the Buffalo-area business community should be sent to the Business Department of The News, Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240, by the preceding Thursday.
A luncheon ceremony to recognize the winners of the American Bus Association's National Driving Championship and Golden Wrench Award will be held at noon in the Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center, Niagara Falls. The ceremony is part of the ABA 13th Annual Bus Marketplace which continues through Friday.
Hilbert College will offer a free "Decision Making/Educational Opportunities Workshop," from 1:30 to 3 p.m., in Bogel Hall Room 205 on the college campus, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Phone 649-7900, for further details.
The Buffalo State College Economics Department will hold a conference entitled "The Economy and Environment in Western New York -- The Reality of Recycling," from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the Student Union Campbell Social Hall on the college campus, 1300 Elmwood Ave. For further information, contact Stephen Lynn at 878-4606.
Erie Community College will give an "Overview of Networks for Small Businesses," from 3 to 5 p.m., on the North Campus, Main Street and Youngs Road, Williamsville. Call 648-1483, or 648-1484, for more information.
Downtown Success System, a networking organization for professional business people, will hold its weekly breakfast meeting at 7:15 a.m. in the North Room of the Hotel Lenox, 149 North St. Speakers will include: Judy Conover of Landmart Homes, Brian Louis of Caley, Louis Architects, and Allen Zak of Gaines, Emhof, Metzler and Kriener. For further information, call Margaret Andrews at 833-1165.
The Eastwood Coed Leads Club for business and professional men and women will hold a membership meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the Lord Amherst Restaurant, 5050 Main St., Amherst. Speakers will include: Karen Balster of Studio 4, Bill Klenck of Fox & Co., and Steve McClough of Gow Co. For further information, contact Barbara Huber at 688-6000.
Corporate Health Services of Sisters Hospital and Western New York United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse will cosponsor a program entitled "Workplace Perspectives -- A New Approach to Substance Abuse Issues." The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Buffalo Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Father John McVernon, director of community education for the Mediplex Group Inc., will give the keynote address. Robert Becerra, chairman of the Small Business Task Force for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, will be the featured luncheon speaker. For further information, call 878-8564.
The Foundation for Accounting Education will conduct an "Auditing Conference," from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Buffalo Convention Center. To register, phone 1-800-537-3635.
The Center for Community Education at Canisius College will air a national video teleconference entitled "Case Management of HIV Patients," from 10 a.m. to noon, on the college campus, 2001 Main St. For further information, phone 888-2880.
The executive board of the New York State Institute on Superconductivity, located at the University at Buffalo, will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. in the Jeannette Martin Room, 567 Capen Hall, UB North Campus.
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Western New York Section, will hold its annual Christmas Party from 4:30 to 11 p.m. in Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Call Ken Wasson at 636-1800, or Dennis Blaszak at 822-7993, for reservations.
The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers will hold a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in the Sheraton Buffalo Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Kitty Pilarz, manager of product safety for Fisher Price, will speak.
The Data Processing Management Association will host a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. in the Saratoga Restaurant, 2694 Delaware Ave. Tom DeLoughry from Independent Health will discuss "Stress Management."
The Western New York Venture Association will host a special cocktail reception to showcase products of past presenters from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Greater Buffalo Chamber of Commerce conference room, Statler Building, 107 Delaware Ave. Phone 849-1407, for more information.
Members of the Professional Leads Club, Coed Division, will meet at 7:30 a.m. in Jimricky's Restaurant, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For reservations, call Deb Malis at 693-9222.
The Wednesday Morning Tip Club, a business leads club, will meet at 8 a.m. in the Sheridan Family Restaurant, 3901 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Call Herb Scheer at 886-2350, for more information.
Priority Management/Bill Shepard & Associates will present Phase One of a four-part essential management skills training workshop entitled "Priority Manager," from 8:28 a.m. to 1 p.m., in its training center, Suite 3, 9600 Main St., Clarence. To register, call 759-7294.
The Williamsville/Clarence Women's Group Leads Club will hold a meeting from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Four Seasons Restaurant, Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst. For further information, call Mary Nette Foss at 668-6233.
The New York State Recreation and Parks Society and the Niagara Frontier Recreation and Parks Society will cosponsor a seminar on "How to Create the Right Customer Service Image," from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the North Tonawanda Recreation Department, 460 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda. Lisa Railing, a six-year trainer of parks and recreation professionals in both the United States and Canada, will conduct the seminar. To register, call Maura Ryan and 1-518-463-1232.
Elinor Selame, president of Selame Design of Boston, Mass., will speak on "Brand Asset Management in the 1990s" at a luncheon program of the Professional Communicators of Western New York. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Lunch will be served at noon.
The Northtowns Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its annual Christmas dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in the Park Lane Restaurant, Gates Circle. For reservations, call Janice at 694-0231, or Kathy at 874-3600.
Professional Secretaries International, Buffalo Chapter, will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Victorian Courtyard of the Ramada Renaissance Hotel, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. and a mini-workshop on "Holiday Timesavers" will be held at 5:45 p.m. Contact Gretchen G. Bingham at 896-1131, for more information.
The New York Society of Independent Accountants, Buffalo Chapter, will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. William Hasilinger and Ken Krysztof from the Internal Revenue Service will speak on "Criminal Investigations, Techniques and Violations" at 7:30 p.m. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. The program qualifies for two Continuing Professional Education points.
Bill Knoche of Integra Enterprises, an affiliate of Sandler Sales Institute, will conduct various workshops for salespeople in the Master Key Center, 5418 Main St., Williamsville. The first workshop, "No Guts, No Gain," will begin at 8 a.m. Call 648-2625, for further details.
Marine Midland Mortgage Corp. will host a sales seminar for Western New York area realtors at 9:30 a.m. in the Ramada Renaissance Hotel, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. John Parsley, area sales manager for PMI Mortgage Corp. Insurance Co., will speak. A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. To register, call 835-1084.
The Buffalo Western New York Council for International Visitors will host its Sixth Annual Ambassador Luncheon at noon in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Dr. Andrew Rudnick, president of the Greater Buffalo Development Foundation, will speak about the "Economic Impact the 1993 World University Games Will Have On the Western New York Region." For further details, call Carol Stein at 883-5804.
Members of the Industrial Forum of Eastern Erie County will meet at noon in Ripa's Restaurant, corner of Walden Avenue and Pavement Road, Lancaster. Stan Keysa, supervisor of the Town of Lancaster, will discuss "The Northern Recycling Council and Current Development of the Town of Lancaster." For reservations, call Lee Karabin at 684-7600, ext. 556, by Tuesday.
The 37th Annual Institute on Taxation will be held from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the Buffalo Convention Center. The institute, created to update tax professionals on changes in tax laws, is sponsored by the Center for Management Development at the University at Buffalo, the Buffalo Area Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Bar Association of Erie County. The program will continue Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring an address by Rep. John J. LaFalce at noon. For further details, contact Holly Messerschmidt at 636-3200.
The National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research at the University at Buffalo will sponsor an earthquake seminar at 3 p.m. in 140 Ketter Hall, UB North Campus. Dr. Michael Sheridan, chairman of UB's Department of Geology, will discuss "A Probabilistic Method to Evaluate Site Performance of High Level Nuclear Waste Repositories." For further information, call 636-3391.
The Food Industry Sales Executives of Western New York will host its Holiday Trade Cocktail Party at 5 p.m. in Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew.
The National Association of Accountants will hold its annual Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. in the Wanakah Country Club, S-5161 Lake Shore Road, Wanakah. For further information, contact Gary Papa at 887-3730.
National Seminars Inc. will present a seminar entitled "Project Management," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Ramada Renaissance Hotel, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. To register, phone 1-800-258-7246.
The Buffalo Section of the American Society for Quality Control will host a general membership dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in the Ramada Buffalo Airport Inn, 6643 Transit Road, Williamsville. Susan Banks, noon news anchor for WKBW-TV, Channel 7, will speak. For reservations, call 873-4455, by Monday.
The Buffalo Urban League's Adolescent Vocational Exploration Program will host its Second Annual Awards Banquet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Institute For People Enterprises, 1687 Main St. The theme for this year's program is "Helping Our Youth To Achieve, Do the Right Thing, Focus on the Future." Phone 849-6723, for further information.
The Buffalo Area Chapter of the Empire State Association of Public Accountants will hold a conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Marriott Inn, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Ian J. Redpath, professor of law and taxation at Canisius College, will speak. The program qualifies for eight hours of Continuing Education credit. Call Peter Costanzo at 834-5111, for more information.